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This fight between William Joppy and Lucian Bute took place on at the Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
At 187 cm, Lucian Bute is the taller of the two by 12 cms; William Joppy is 175 cm. Despite being the shorter fighter, Joppy has longer reach of 184 cm, which is 1 cm longer than Bute's 183 cm. Joppy also has a 13 cm ape index advantage over Bute.
Joppy is coming in to this fight with a record of 39-4-1 (30 KOs). His last fight was 3 months and 13 days ago against Etianne Whitaker, which he won via 1st round TKO.
Bute comes in with an undefeated record of 21-0 (17 KOs). His last fight was 4 months and 10 days ago against Alejandro Berrio, which he won via 11th round TKO.
William Joppy fights out of the orthodox stance, while Lucian Bute fights out of the southpaw stance.
On the day of the fight, Joppy will be 37 years and 5 months old. Bute will be 28 years old.
After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 63-37 in favor of Lucian Bute. Here is the prediction for Joppy vs Bute.
Lucian Bute defeated William Joppy via 10th round TKO to retain the IBF super-middleweight title. Joppy's 5 fight win streak comes to an end, and Bute advances his win streak to 22. Bute is now 22-0, and Joppy 39-5-1.